, comment by n00b100
n00b100 Slow the tempo down just a little bit, and this would sound even more like a Fall '97 jam than it already does. With Karl Perazzo riding shotgun, this jam never really takes off for parts unknown, but instead vacillates between a nifty as hell groove and Trey just ripping off some wicked solos at the end, with (as @Pinhead_Larry and @Icculus pointing out) Page getting in some damn fine work. Almost a test run for the 11/17/97 Tweezer, in a way. Ignore the Perazzo shows at your peril, friends.
, comment by Pinhead_Larry
Pinhead_Larry The Karl shows (10/29, 31, 11/2, 3/96) are what I believe to be a key turning point in Phish's sound. Jams were now more about the percussion, as they had a lot more now to offer with Karl, and with Trey's mini kit (as if Fish didn't already have a lot to offer). Page also takes the front seat for a lot of the big jams on Fall '96, and Trey finds a balance between soloing, and melody.

I believe this Tweezer represents that ideal. Karl's percussion adds a bit of a world music element, and the boys really do a swell job of keeping that theme throughout most of the jam. Trey turns the wah up and Page turns the synths up, and with a laid back tempo, you have a perfect combination for some melodious up-lifting music.

Enjoy this one!

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